…Colour ! Time already for the second letter in The Craft Barn’s Alpha Challenge, which as you might have guessed is C ! To read about the Alpha Challenge visit here, I've chosen to alter a dream dictionary and there was a whole list of colours and interpretations of their meaning. I’ve had a lovely afternoon playing at my craft desk creating a bright, cheery page while the snow has fallen for nearly ten hours without stopping !
I’m quite please with how my page turned out this week, I painted with a thin layer of gesso before applying lots of colour with inktense sticks and pencils, washing with a water brush and then toning down with a watered down layer of gesso.
I’ve made a Collage of Colour – adding an ordinary dictionary definition, pictures from Crafty Individuals, a sunny sticker and computer generated wording, and of course some stamping.
I tried writing on the page by hand, but I haven’t found a good pen that works over the layers of paint/ink etc yet (if anyone can suggest something I’d be very grateful) so I didn’t like how it turned out and added the printed strips instead.
This pic also shows the page (though not very clearly!) with the colour interpretations on, which I've just added some soft colour too with pencils.
I’m really enjoying this challenge – and may have another go this week, have lots of words left and am even toying with the idea of doing two different projects as have another dictionary on stand by ! Looking forward to visiting the other entries too…Thanks for stopping by here…Esther xx